12 episodes

Sonic portraits of Australian artists, created by composer Nat Grant.

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Sonic portraits of Australian artists, created by composer Nat Grant.

    12 - Madeline McGrady

    12 - Madeline McGrady

    Aunty Madeline McGrady is a proud Gomeroi elder. She made the first film on black deaths in custody, and was the first Indigenous person on the Australian Film Council.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqjE3M4tdWw


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_ILzy8ELBI


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0UX--K7IHE


     

    • 46 min
    11 - Margret RoadKnight

    11 - Margret RoadKnight

    A performer at the very first National Folk Festival (and many more since then), Margret has sung blues, jazz, gospel, folk, comedy, and social commentary songs in concert halls and cathedrals, clubs and campuses,
    from Broome to Hobart, Beijing to Memphis, Paris to Auckland,
    Edinburgh to Tel Aviv, New York to Seoul, Amsterdam to Dublin,
    New Orleans to London, Vancouver to Nuku'alofa. 


    http://members.iinet.net.au/~margretr/

    • 44 min
    10 Sue Nattrass

    10 Sue Nattrass

    First female lighting designer in Australia. Stage Manager. Actor. Operations Manager at the Victorian Arts Centre. Artistic Director Melbourne and Adelaide Arts Festivals. 

    • 43 min
    9 - Sue Ingleton

    9 - Sue Ingleton

    Writer, actor, comedian, architect, and celebrant Suzanne Ingleton comes from a tradition of theatre, sacred ritual and spiritual shamanism. She has created solo and collaborative performance works in Australia and overseas for more than 40 years and is particularly vocal about the constant erasure of women's stories and the work they are required to do consistently to overcome adversity.
    *language warning on this episode*

    • 1 hr 1 min
    7 - Duré Dara

    7 - Duré Dara

    Percussionist, social worker, and Board Member of the Victorian Women's Trust, Duré Dara OAM is Indian by race, Malaysian by birth, and Australian by choice. A proponent of spontaneous and improvised music for more than 40 years, she is well known for her work as a percussionist with the late David Tolley and in the Brian Brown Quintet. She worked alongside Stephanie Alexander in the 1990s and was the first woman president of the Victorian Restaurant and Caterers Association. She's passionate about women and girls having access to education and opportunities in the arts.  
     
    *language warning on this episode*

    • 44 min
    8 - Liz Jones

    8 - Liz Jones

    Actor and teacher Dr Elizabeth Jones has been the Artistic Director of La Mama Theatre since 1976. For 20 year prior she was a teacher of English, History, Drama, and Politics in Australia and Indonesia. She has worked over many years as an advocate for refugees and First Nation's peoples, and is invested in La Mama being a place of support for minority and independent artists. 

    • 42 min

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